Debra Cohen is President of Home Remedies® of NY, Inc. and the creator of the Homeowner Referral Network® (HRN) business model. Ms. Cohen, an entrepreneurial mother of two, launched Home Remedies® in 1997 as a resource for local homeowners who were searching for pre-screened, reliable home improvement professionals. Contractors in the Home Remedies® network pay a pre-negotiated commission for work secured which means that the service is free to homeowners.Home Remedies® has served thousands of homeowners throughout the South Shore of Nassau County, NY and currently manages a stable of more than 50 contractors ranging from painters, plumbers and carpenters to electricians, handymen and General Contractors.
In 1997, Ms. Cohen documented her HRN business model for other entrepreneurs to follow and wrote and HRN Business Manual entitled The Complete Guide To Owning And Operating A Successful Homeowner Referral Network©. To date there are more than 400 HRN’s in operation and the HRN business has grown into a cottage industry nationwide.
Ms. Cohen and the HRN business have been featured in numerous publications including Good Housekeeping, Working Mother, The New York Times and Entrepreneur magazines. And, Ms. Cohen has appeared on ivillage Live, CNNfn and American Baby to name a few as a mompreneur and home based business expert.
For more information about Ms. Cohen and the HRN business, visit www.hrnbiz.com.